Plant Care Wild chives

Wild chives

4.4 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Wild chives has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Wild chives has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Chives, chivey chase, Chive and Onion Chives


Allium schoenoprasum

How to care for Wild chives


How often to water your Wild chives

Water needs for Wild chives
0.5 cups
every 9

Wild chives needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Diego, California.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Wild chives

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Wild chives in San Diego, California

San Diego, California

58% Medium

Growing Wild chives in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Wild chives in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Wild chives in San Diego, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 19.2% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 19.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.3 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Wild chives in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 10.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Wild chives in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Wild chives: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Wild chives love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Wild chives does not tolerate low light 🚫.

San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Wild chives

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Wild chives: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Wild chives after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Wild chives

Nutrient needs for plant Wild chives in San Diego, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in San Diego is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot a…

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Difficulty Level

Wild chives is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Wild chives

Wild chives

Wild chives

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Wild chives has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Wild chives has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Wild chives has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Wild chives has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Wild chives has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 105 XP
globe West Bend, Wisconsin

I love having fresh chives in the house!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 743 XP

grows like crazy with good direct light and will eventually bloom once mature enough

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly

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